Hunter Biden Leases Groovy L.A. Midcentury Modern Home

By James McClain

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Though it’s been erroneously reported that he purchased the
property — including by political lightning rod Ann Coulter and
other right-wing news sources — embattled lawyer-lobbyist Hunter
Biden is merely renting a stylish, multimillion-dollar residential
hideaway in L.A.’s storied Hollywood Hills. Listing information
shows the lease deal was inked over the summer of 2019, and Biden
is forking out a not-inconsequential $12,000 per month for his
stay. Court documents reveal that a notice of deposition was
recently delivered via first-class mail to Biden at the address in

A quick check of records reveals the home is actually owned by a
China-born, non-famous L.A. businessman who acquired the property
in 2013 for $2.2 million and attempted to sell it last year with a
$3.8 million pricetag. Set just off world-famous Mulholland Drive,
the house is sequestered behind a long, gated driveway and
invisible from the street — perfect for a high-profile celebrity,
or a political scion looking to weather stormy scandals involving
everything from controversial Ukranian business dealings to
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Originally built in 1961 and designed by venerated architecture
specialists Buff & Hensman, the dynamic structure spans just
over 2,000 square feet and includes an enviable array of hallmark
midcentury modern features: there are floor-to-ceiling glass
sliders for seamless indoor/outdoor living, terrazzo floors, an
open floorplan and a minimalist, pared-down decor palette.

A recently completed, sensitive renovation included an
essentially all-new kitchen with custom cabinetry and luxe SubZero
and Viking stainless appliances. Out back, there’s a two-car
carport, a zen courtyard with pleasingly crunchy pebble walkways,
and a wraparound deck with multiple alfresco dining spaces and
panoramic views that take in a substantial swath of the L.A. basin
and the San Fernando Valley.

The vaguely arrowhead-shaped pool is a long jaunt from the house
itself, set down a pine tree-canopied pathway and tucked privately
into a lower hillside area. Perched directly over the water is a
glass-encased cabana that could easily be transformed into a
private office or safe space.

John Galich and Dan Schott of Rodeo Realty held the listing;
Jonathan Mogharrabi of The Agency repped Biden.

Source: FS – All – Real Estate News 1
Hunter Biden Leases Groovy L.A. Midcentury Modern Home